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October 15, 2010, Keck Science Meeting
October 16, 2010, Keck Strategic Planning
Meeting location: Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way at College Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Located just south of the UC Berkeley campus

The University of California, Berkeley welcomes the annual meeting of the Keck Observatory user community this year. The meeting will include two full days of both oral and poster presentations from the scientific partners of the Keck Observatory including UC, Caltech, UH, NASA, TSIP, Yale, Swinburne, and WMKO. Participants of the meeting will share recent and exciting scientific results based on observations conducted with the Keck I and Keck II telescopes on Mauna Kea.

The meeting will also provide a venue to informally discuss the current state of the Keck Observatory and its future. This will include planning for new initiatives and considering next generation instrumentation.

The science meeting will take place on Friday, October 15 and will consist of short talks and posters. Talks will be selected from the abstracts submitted (due date September 1, 2010). Anyone may present a poster, but must provide notification of intent by September 1 to ensure that enough display room is available. The Strategic Planning meeting will follow on Saturday, October 16.


  • There will be a single serial oral session.
  • Talks will be 12 minutes (approximately 10 slides).
  • A computer projector will be available. Please notify meeting organizers if you have other AV needs so they can be arranged in advance. If you will not be bringing your own laptop for your presentation but would like to borrow one, please let us know in advance so one can be provided for you.
  • A tentative schedule of talks is posted below.


  • Those people who submitted abstracts or notified us prior to the deadline may bring a poster to the meeting.
  • The maximum allowable poster size is 30" x 40", landscape preferred.
  • Posters will be up all day with viewing opportunities during breaks.
  • If you would like to give a "one slide, one minute, no-questions" (strictly enforced) summary of you poster paper during the oral session, email your slide, in pdf format, to bhovers@astro.berkeley.edu by October 13, 2010.


  • 9:00 am
    Jean Brodie, UCSC
    "The Globular Cluster-Super Massive Black Hole Correlation for Galaxies."
  • 9:15 am
    Judy Cohen, Caltech
    Are Massive Galactic Globular Clusters Remnants of Accreted Satellites ?
  • 9:30 am
    Tucker Jones, Caltech
    "Recovering the metallicity gradient of a z=2 galaxy: implications for inside-out galaxy assembly"
  • 9:45 am
    Alan Stockton, University of Hawaii
    "Massive Compact Galaxies with Old Stellar Populations: Then and Now"
  • 10:30 am
    Poster Session & Break
  • 10:45 am
    John Johnson , Caltech
    "Planet Occurrence in the Stellar Mass-Metallicity plane"
  • 11:00 am
    Rosalie McGurk, UC Santa Cruz
    "Keck LGS AO Imaging of QSOs with Double-Peaked or Offset Narrow Lines: Are They Signs of Black Hole Mergers?"
  • 11:15 am
    Evan Kirby, Caltech
    "The Chemical Evolution of Dwarf Satellite Galaxies from Keck/DEIMOS Multi-Element Abundance Measurements"
  • 11:30 am
    Aaron Romanowsky, UC Santa Cruz
    "Tracing the Modes of Early-type Galaxy Formation with Halo Rotation"
  • 11:45 am
    1 minute poster talks
  • 12:15 pm
  • 1:30 pm
    Hai Fu, Caltech
    "Hierarchical Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes: Adaptive Optics Imaging of Double-Peaked [O III] Active Galactic Nuclei"
  • 1:45 pm
    Duncan Forbes, Swinburne University
    "Bridging the gap between low and high mass dwarf galaxies with ESI"
  • 2:00 pm
    Peter Eisenhardt, Caltech
    "Following up cool WISE brown dwarf candidates with NIRSPEC and NIRC2-LGSAO"
  • 2:15 pm
    Imke de Pater, UC Berkeley
    "Recent (2009-2010) Impacts on Jupiter"
  • 2:30 pm
    Hideki Takami, Subaru Telescope
    "Subaru's Capabilities, Achievements, and Future"
  • 3:00 pm
    Poster Session & Break
  • 3:15 pm
    Adam Kraus, University of Hawaii
    "A Young Exoplanet Caught at Formation"
  • 3:30 pm
    Carrie Bridge, Caltech
    "WISE Selected Lyman-alpha Clouds and Blobs at z~2"
  • 3:45 pm
    Pieter van Dokkum, Yale University
    "Detection of a large population of low mass stars in elliptical galaxies"
  • 4:00 pm
    David Jewitt, UCLA
    "A Collision Between Two Asteroids"
  • 4:15 pm
    Gaspard Duchene, UC Berkeley
    "V773 Tau: a compact quintuple pre-main sequence system?"
  • 4:30 pm
    Josh Eisner, University of Arizona
    "Sensitive  Interferometry at Keck: Spectroscopy of Circumstellar Disks and Astrometry of Galactic Center Stars"
  • 4:45 pm
    Taft Armandroff, W.M. Keck Observatory
    "State of the W. M. Keck Observatory"


  • 9:00 - 9:05 am : Welcome (Co-Chairs)
  • 9:05-9:15 am: Review the Strategic Plan [JXP]
  • 9:15-10:00 am: WMKO Vision + Discussion [Taft]
  • 10:00-10:30 am: Summary of Decadal with Discussion [Max]
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am: Break
  • 11:00 am - 12:10 pm: Summary of Oxnard + Discussion [Shri]
  • 12:10 - 12:20 pm: OSIRIS upgrade [Wright]
  • 12:25 - 1:10 pm: Lunch
  • 1:10 - 1:25 pm: MOSFIRE [McLean]
  • 1:25 - 1:40 pm: KCWI [Martin]
  • 1:40 - 1:50 pm: NIRC2 Polarimeter [Fitzgerald]
  • 1:50 - 2:00 pm: K1DM3 [X]
  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm: Flexible Scheduling [Shri + Bolte]
  • 2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break
  • 2:45 - 2:55 pm : FIRST [Marchis]
  • 2:55 - 3:05 pm: ARCHONS [Mazin]
  • 3:05 - 3:15 pm: ASTRA [Woillez]
  • 3:15 - 3:30 pm: NIRSPEC upgrade [Plavchan]
  • 3:30 - 4:15 pm: Keck in the TMT era [Ellis + Bolte]

Immediately following the Keck Science Strategy meeting on Saturday

  • Location: Keck Remote Observing BOF session
    Saturday, 16 October 1:30 -- 3:30 p.m. PDT
    11 Campbell Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, 10 minute walk from Bancroft Hotel (click here for campus map)
    Note that room 11 is in the basement. Take the elevator or the stairs are to the right of the elevators around the corner.
  • Please let us know if you are planning to attend this session either in person or remotely (we hope to be able to accommodate a limited number of video conference and/or telephone conference connections). RSVP to Bob Kibrick: kibrick@ucolick.org. If there are additional topics that you would like to see discussed beyond those listed below in the preliminary agenda, let us know. Campbell Hall will be locked on a Saturday, but Andrew will be in front of the building until 1:30pm to let people in. After that, call room 11 at 510-642-6067 or 510-642-4697, or Andrew's cell 510-219-3098, for access.
  • Preliminary agenda for the Keck Remote Observing BOF session:
    1) Remote Observing Authorization Processes
    2) Remote Observing Security Issues
    3) Remote Observing Facilities (e.g. the late-June email discussion on
    VNC screen resolution & hardware upgrades)
    4) Additional features users would like to see (e.g., relaying alert
    sounds, similar to Xbeeper at Keck)

Organizing Committee Chair: Geoff Marcy, UC Berkeley

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Chas Beichman, NExSci
  • Richard Ellis, Palomar Observatory
  • Michael Liu, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii
  • Geoff Marcy, University of California, Berkeley
  • J. Xavier Prochaska, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • David Silva, National Optical Astronomy Observatory

Administrative Contact: Barbara Hoversten, UC Berkeley